My Chronic Illness Ruined my Sense of Self-Worth

I’m trying to grasp the idea that my body isn’t betraying me, and instead it’s fighting as hard as it can every day, in the only ways it knows how.

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TRICK MAGAZINE PRESENTS… ‘now is after’ by Blue Rivers

In the second single from his upcoming debut album clear path to nowhere!, Blue Rivers’ unique flow guides you through his anxious thoughts, the confinement of these worries reflected in physical isolation many of us know too well.

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Eight of Cups: The Emotional Labour of Tarot Readings

I have this recurring nightmare where my tarot cards are destroyed. Some nights I see a stranger, their face cloaked in fog, tearing them in half. Some nights, rips appear on the cards without explanation.

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Learning To Love Myself At The Intersection of Mental Illness, Addiction & Beauty

My experience with addiction, while unique to me, is not an outlier among my community.

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The First Snowfall

There are copious amounts of articles and books on how to mourn people that you can touch, but what about those that you cannot?

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Reflecting on 2020

The Trick team reflects on the magazine’s journey through this whirlwind of a year, new beginnings and their hopes for 2021.

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Willing and Still Able

words and photography by jill desmarais Any Time of Day I’m suddenly melting into sleep.In the morning the highway isSoaked with my tears from last night. I stumble into the bathroom.I’m in the limelight again, wanting to be aGirl who is unrepeatable. In the afternoon my slushie is liquid by theTime I reach the canyon.I…

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Bless This Mess

“Being OK” isn’t a guarantee that you’ll never feel pain again. “Being OK” can be described in five words: “I am living through this.”

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